Ronaldo And Messi In The Same Champions League Group
Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been paired in the same group in the Champions league for the first time in the history of both players careersm.
The uefa champions league draw was made today with all thirty – two (32) teams grouped into eight groups.
Ronaldo who’s team Juventus was grouped alongside Messi Barcelona in the same group as well as Dynamo kiev and ferencvāros .
The two most celebrated forwards at their age have meet a total of 35 ( thirty – five ) times both club and country combined with their first two meetings coming in the Champions league semi final game between Ronaldo’s Then Manchester United vs Messi Barcelona.
However, over the years, with the Argentinian having slightly the better of their encounters in terms of wins (16 to Ronaldo’s ten) and goals (22 to Ronaldo’s 19). However, they have not met in European competition since Barcelona eliminated Real Madrid in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League semi-finals.
Meanwhile the last time both power house last faced each other in the Champions league was in the Semi final match between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the 2010/2011 edition of the competition.
SOME TAKE HOME FACT
*Messi’s side have had the better of their European games against Ronaldo’s teams: W2 D2 L1.
*Ronaldo is yet to score in five European games against teams featuring Messi.
*Messi has scored three Champions League goals against Ronaldo’s teams.
*Ronaldo remains the competition all time record goal scorer with 130 goals compared to Messi 115.
*Ronaldo is yet to score Barcelona in 450 minutes of Champions league football .
* Ronaldo has more Champions league throphy 5 to Messi 3
Here is the full Champions league draw
Group G , is expected to be main focus of the group stage games.
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